Raphiophorid Ordovician Trilobite from United Kingdom

Name: Cnemidopyge bisecta Trilobite

Phylum Arthropoda, Class Trilobita, Order Asaphida; Family Raphiophoridae

Geological Time: Ordovician Caradoc Series, gracilis biozone

Size: 20 mm long by 23mm wide on a 43 mm by 58 mm matrix

Fossil Locality: Llandridod Wells, Powys, Wales, United Kingdom

This is a well preserved specimen of a member of the Order Asaphida, Family Raphiophoridae, this one is Cnemidopyge bisecta. This one also has a pair of partial cephalons preserved in ventral mode.

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